OHEL to Host Bi-Weekly Family Caregiver Support Group
Beginning Wednesday, December 25
Baby boomers, Generation X, Millennials, Sandwich Generation, whatever you choose to call it, there is an entire generation of people who are relied upon as caregivers, both to their children, as well as to their aging parents.
It can be a confusing and overwhelming landscape to navigate alone, therefore OHEL has created its family caregiver support group, to help caregivers who are going through similar situations share tips, stories, and advice with each other, and to show people that they are not alone.
Harriet Blank, OHELâ€™s Geriatric Director, says about the new program, â€śCaregiving is a universal responsibility which no one can escape, but being able to share experiences can lessen stress, give you ways to better cope, and help you do the job you do best, caring for and loving your family.â€ť
Join OHELâ€™s new family caregiver support group, and learn about new training ideas, techniques, tips, and secure your own piece of mind. The OHEL caregiver support groups are led by OHEL geriatric specialist, with input given by fellow caregivers, on how to best address challenges that we all face.
The OHEL family caregiver support group runs on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month, and there is both a 1:00pm session and a 7:00pm session. The first session will be taking place this Wednesday, December 25th, at 125B Spruce Street, in Cedarhurst, NY.
For more information about OHELâ€™s Family Caregiver Support Group, please contact Harriet Blank at Harriet_Blank@ohelfamily.org, or 718-686-3120.
Since 1969, OHEL Childrenâ€™s Home and Family Services has served as a dependable haven of individual and family support, helping people of all ages surmount everyday challenges, heal from trauma, and manage with strength and dignity during times of crises. Driven by service excellence, OHELâ€™s professional staff meet the myriad social service needs of the general community, while at the same time providing culturally-sensitive services to the Jewish community, including Yiddish, Hebrew and Russian speakers. Through highly-rated foster care, developmental disability, mental health, and other programs and services, OHEL provides supportive housing, treatment, care coordination, education, outreach and much more to elevate lives and strengthen individuals and communities in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Florida, California and worldwide on the web. David Mandel is the CEO of OHEL.